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Shredder stops after about 10 minutes

The shredder stops after about 10 minutes of work -- acting like it is clogged, but it is not -- we're only shredding about 4 - 5 sheets at a time. It seems to overheat and when allowed to "cool down" it starts again. Why would it overheat when we are only shredding about 4 - 5 sheets at a time? Please answer as soon as possible.

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Re: Shredder stops after about 10 minutes

Spray the sheddred wheels with wd40 or any lubricant

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